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  • Summary: Grab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is runningGrab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short... [Nintendo] Expand
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  • Developer: Image & Form
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, General, Platformer, 2D
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Available On: Stadia
  • Rating: E10+
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SteamWorld Dig 2 - Nintendo Switch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    100
    I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone, whether you’re familiar with the first SteamWorld Dig or not. Image and Form have done a fantastic job with this follow-up, and much like their track record so far with the SteamWorld universe, the experience here is impeccable.
  2. Sep 26, 2017
    92
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is everything that you may want for a sequel. It takes the digging formula of its predecessor and makes it more fun to play, prettier to look at, and more pleasant to listen to. Fans of both platform and Metroidvania genres will be pleased by its enjoyable gameplay and, even if you’re not into those style of games, it may be worth a try - as it is one of the best indie games released on the Switch.
  3. Sep 25, 2017
    90
    Every advancement Dig 2 makes to its story and mechanics strengthens your initiative to progress. There's an overwhelming sense of momentum that runs through the adventure; as if developer Image & Form sifted the original in a pan, removing its redundancies while expanding upon what made it so fun to persistently play. In your quest to acquire every upgrade and explore every nook and cranny, there's no shortage of hidden collectables to discover.
  4. Oct 11, 2017
    90
    Once again Image & Form continue to pour heart, soul and quality into their games. Steamworld Dig 2 is another near perfect entry in the Steamworld universe, and the enhanced art design makes me wish that they go back to both the original Dig and Heist and update them and release them on the Switch. I would be the first in line to buy them again.
  5. Sep 22, 2017
    89
    Action, exploration, platforming, beautiful visuals... SteamWorld Dig 2 improves on everything from the original game, adding some metroidvania elements, and making it one of the best indies for the Nintendo Switch.
  6. Oct 2, 2017
    85
    Steamworld Dig 2 makes you dig like Minecraft, while exploring away like Castlevania. This solid adventure gets even better thanks to the cool dungeon levels and its duration.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    75
    In summary, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a stellar addition to the Switch, and it’s a great throwback to the classic 2D platformers and side-scrollers of yesteryear. There’s more to the game than just the main story mode, and going off the beaten track to discover side quests, relics and other secrets is very rewarding. From the unique plot to the charming visuals, SteamWorld Dig 2 excels from the off. I especially loved the Western style music, which suits the theme of the game really well. Indie titles have been flooding onto the Switch since its release, and the highly-impressive nature of them has me excited to see what comes out next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    I don't really like giving things a 10, but literally my only complaint with this game was that finished it and wanted more.

    But 10 hours
    I don't really like giving things a 10, but literally my only complaint with this game was that finished it and wanted more.

    But 10 hours for 15 quid is a solid return. I'd love steamworld dig 3 to be absolutely huge.

    The art style is gorgeous, the music and atmosphere is perfect, digging for teasure is tonnes of fun, the levelling up system, the puzzles, boss fights. All of it, no complaints.

    Mighy have to go play the first game now, but so glad i found this one, beats shovel knight as my fave indie game ever.
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  2. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    I have not played the first Steamworld Dig, having assumed it was just another indie platformer that would sit in my collection unfinished.I have not played the first Steamworld Dig, having assumed it was just another indie platformer that would sit in my collection unfinished. After getting the Nintendo Switch I have been reading about upcoming games and came across Steamworld Dig 2.

    I thought I would read some of the reviews from the first game and see what this new one was all about. I admit that the game trailer wasn't all that exciting...but decided to give it a try.

    What an awesome game!

    I played through and enjoyed almost all of it (there were a few challenging parts that I was just not prepared for). The only real complaint would be that it is too short of a game, but for the price it is worth the ~10 hours of gameplay. I'm not sure if I would play through it again, but I will likely pick up after the last save and see if I can complete all of the caves.

    The game feels very well paced with goodies and upgrades coming steadily, but not easily (played on Normal mode). The graphics are pleasing and the gameplay is smooth. I was impressed by how smooth the controls felt. Only two issues held me back a bit (I wanted to swing my pickaxe in the air and the jetpack is tricky through spiky areas).

    I am excited for a Steamworld Dig 3!
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  3. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This is just a beautiful game, and you can tell it was made with love. A metroidvania that in many ways plays more fun than Samus Returns -This is just a beautiful game, and you can tell it was made with love. A metroidvania that in many ways plays more fun than Samus Returns - the concept of digging deeper and deeper is exciting and lots of great puzzles inside the mini levels as well. Just a lot of fun, and funny writing as well. I look forward to more and more games from Image & Form. Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2017
    9
    What a great game. Not perfect but great. The visuals are fantastic and the story is enjoyable. I enjoyed digging deeper and deeper trying toWhat a great game. Not perfect but great. The visuals are fantastic and the story is enjoyable. I enjoyed digging deeper and deeper trying to find new areas to explore. The RPG elements were really good but like a lot of games u didn't necessarily need to get a lot of the upgrades to your tools to complete the game.. The game did get kind of repetitive after a while but it was still enjoyable. Some of the locations were stunning! Particularly the robot graveyard and area with the luminescent flora. One of the best looking Indie games i've played. Recommended. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2018
    9
    I bought this while I was sick, thinking I'd get a simple game I could mindlessly play while listening to a podcast. Boy, was I surprised. TheI bought this while I was sick, thinking I'd get a simple game I could mindlessly play while listening to a podcast. Boy, was I surprised. The gameplay starts out simple enough, but progresses at a good pace towards a solid action platformer. Every new upgrade is a surprise, and completely changes how you approach situations. And the next thing is always just around the corner. The story, similarly, starts out barely being there, sticks under the surface for the most part, and then comes together towards the end.

    Just delightful!
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  6. Jun 19, 2020
    8
    Really fun metroidvania with lots of cool mechanics. The gameplay loop of exploring and returning to base to sell your loot is addictive andReally fun metroidvania with lots of cool mechanics. The gameplay loop of exploring and returning to base to sell your loot is addictive and fun. A bit too short though! I thought the game had just started when it literally just ended. Well worth it for the few hours of great gameplay though. Recommended! Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2018
    6
    I have beaten SteamWorld Dig 1, and 2 now, were they both good? they weren't bad. However, 2 is a major improvement.

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